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RIA # 68: Dr. Daniel Faltesek on Researching New Media

Dr. Dan Faltesek

Dr. Dan Faltesek

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Dan Faltesek, Assistant Professor of Social Media, New Media Program in the School of Arts and Communication at Oregon State University. Dan’s work connects the structural factors that confine social media companies and the actual interfaces of social networks. He explores how court decisions, technical standards, and financing shape online experience.

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Show Notes

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Segment 1: Research on New Media [00:00-17:35]

In this first segment, Dan shares some of the challenges of working with a research area that’s constantly changing.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 2: The Politics of Social Media [17:36-35:04]

In segment two, Dan discusses political factors that influence how social media is built and consumed.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-4:12]: The Responsibility of Social Media Platforms to Respond to Trolls

Bonus Clip #2 [00:00-3:56]: Dan Recommends Ways to Stop Fake News

In this bonus clip, the following resources are mentioned:

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